I. noun Etymology: Middle English sheepherde, from Old English scēaphyrde, from scēap sheep + hierde herdsman; akin to Old English heord herd Date: before 12th century 1. a person who tends sheep 2. pastor 3. German shepherd II. transitive verb Date: 1790 1. to tend as a shepherd 2. to guide or guard in the manner of a shepherd <
shepherded the bill through Congress

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